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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Marilyn Joyce to present program at Genealogy

The monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogy Society will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 18. Marilyn Joyce will present the program based on a diary written by Nancy McCowen Roach Tucker in the mid-1800s.

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Turtle races

The Grotsky family, at right, cheer on their turtle, Monster, at left, as it nears the finish line at the annual Turtle Derby on Saturday, July 9.The Grotsky family, at right, cheer on their turtle, Monster, at left, as it nears the finish line at the annual Turtle Derby on Saturday, July 9. It edged out Furious, orange turtle, which belongs to Caleb Abbott.

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Largest turtles

Largest Turtles - WinnersConner Grotsky entered Monster, which was deemed the largest turtle at the annual Turtle Derby on Saturday, July 9.  Bacon, belonging to Anja Clauson, claimed second place.

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EDC approves 2016-17 budget

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation approved their recommended budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year with adjustments in line items to better target areas of need during their quarterly meeting last week.

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Fountain, Templeton, Bell reunion announced

Descendants of the Fountain, Templeton and Bell families will gather for their annual  reunion at Little Creek Park, Saturday, July 16 at 1 p.m.

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Turtle Derby offers more than races

There is more to do than just race a turtle at the10th annual Mid-Summer Bash and Turtle Derby set for Saturday, July 9 at the Alamo Mission Museum.

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Best decorated turtle

Carmon, belonging to Kiley Clauson, claimed the top prize for Best Decorated Turtle at the annual Turtle DerbyCarmon, belonging to Kiley Clauson, claimed the top prize for Best Decorated Turtle at the annual Turtle Derby on Saturday, July 9.  It was painted like lavender with colorful flowers.

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Third quarter clean-up begins

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up begins Saturday, July 9 and continues through July 18.

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